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Monday, September 03, 2012

Quilt Cam Binding Time!

I'm ready to put a binding on the Nearly Completely Insane quilt!

I've trimmed the quilt up.
I've cut my binding strips.
I have a sleeve piece ready.
I've got a label to attach!

I'm going to leave the QuiltCam up for about an hour or so----

*Note* If it says OFFLINE below -- you missed it! It's live streaming, not a recording, so you can't play it back like re-runs, you'll just have to join us next time!

Wanna join me?

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71 comments:

  1. You ave sound, and stalkers....! I have been lurking by the computer waiting, Just in case!

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  2. I can see and hear you! Love your quilt top! BTW went to Hillsville and bought a vintge machine. He is white and dark turqouise with chrome 'Classic' form Japan. He sews a mean straight stitch. I also came away with some crumb blocks in 40's fabrics hand sewn on fabric foundations.

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  3. I'm on. But not sewing yet
    Gail in Verona VA

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  4. Anonymous8:49 PM EDT

    You have sound!

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  5. Yes, sound. So good to see you again. Guess I'll get one more hour of hand stitching tonight!

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  6. Yes you have sound

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  7. Florida stalker here...LOL...pretty scary that I JUST logged on JUST knowing you would be here! Can't stay - supper's almost ready - sound is FINE....have run so I can get back to my 36 more minutes with Needle & Thread :)
    Lynn in Florida

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  8. Yes there is sound. Welcome home!

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  9. Yes, sound is on.

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  10. I started Spoolin' Around today...pictures on fb and my blog :) I have several friends that are doing it too and we are trading fabrics to make it even more fun!

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  11. Anonymous8:53 PM EDT

    Have sound.
    Sherry in NY

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  12. You have sound! Thanks for the label tip. I fuse my computer-generated label before I quilt, but now I'll leave some room for a handwritten signature.

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  13. I'm watching MY Bonnie from Indiana.

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  14. Bonnie,

    So glad you're back, but I know you had a wonderful time. One question, how long will we be doing the leaders and enders spools?

    Thanks, MaryLou in Texas

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  15. I see you are using your Sew Mate Table. I just got one last week. I love having the flat surface to work on. Thanks for the tip on where to find it. It will work with any machine I get, so it will last for ever.....

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  16. Hi Bonnie -

    I am working on my "hour of hand sewing" while watching.

    Kris from North East Crazy Quilters

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  17. Wait!
    You quilted it all today?????

    Wowser :0)
    Nice going.
    Happy Sewing

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  18. I agree on doing the binding by hand. I have a HARD time doing any machine binding... To me binding is so relaxing and when it's all done it is great to give it a great big snuggle as I say a prayer for the future owner.

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    1. Well said. Me too. Shirley

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  19. What kind of iron do you use? I seem to never be able to find one that irons flat!

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  20. Hey bonnie! LOVE the blue!~ love it. You are amazing. You make me want to FINISH things.
    I made a quilted bag to take to Aiken today. Getting so excited!~ See ya soon.

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    1. Oh, yay!~ Get to see how you do your label while doing binding!~ cool!~
      My friend Gail in Macon got TWO Featherweights at an auction today!~ TWO!~
      Trying to talk her out of one....

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  21. Anonymous9:09 PM EDT

    Oh my,,I thought I invented the oroning board for resting my quilt on,,,I have never seen anyone else do that..LOL.welcome home..
    Latrelle in Ga.

    latrelle42 @yahoo.com

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  22. Anonymous9:11 PM EDT

    I am so happy you are back!!! and the quilt web cam is on!!! When I saw you on facebook, I called my friend in Indiana to watch too!!
    I love the background music, your sewing room and quilts on the walls!!!

    Mirtes from Orlando - Florida

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  23. Do you ever do the corner square method on the top corners on wall hangings to use to slide your dowel rod into to use as a hanger...If needed I add loops where needed to slide dowel through to keep center of quilt supported.

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  24. Tamara Liddell9:12 PM EDT

    http://www.quiltguilds.com/texas.htm
    Here is a list of Guilds here in the State of Texas

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  25. Hi bonnie this bonnie t. From va. What size did you cut you the square for your lable?

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  26. Anonymous9:19 PM EDT

    Hi Bonnie - You said your seam is 3/8 in. for sewing on the binding. I missed it if you said why. Thanks! Teresa

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    1. I was also wondering what the name if the seam guide that you used to measure you needle position just now.

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  27. Hi bonnie this bonnie t. From va. What size did you cut you the square for your lable?

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  28. What was that seam guide that you use to measure just now?

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  29. The yellow shows up so much better on quilt cam! So glad you had great and even bettern that you are back on quilt came again!

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  30. What machine is Bonnie using?

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  31. Now I can really see the blue with the yellow. So pretty!

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  32. Anonymous9:24 PM EDT

    Do you wash your fabrics before starting a quilt?

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  33. Does Dave support your quilting and ever give an opinion on something you're making?

    I'm very excited, my friend and I are talking about doing the Alaska cruise with you next summer! Woo Hoo!

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  34. Oh Bonnie, don't worry about the quilt in front of the camera - awesome to see some of the details up close! Beautiful quilt!!

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  35. I stand in awe of you, Bonnie! I can only "think" of making that Nearly Insane quilt!! And, you've almost finished it. WOW!

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  36. Anonymous9:26 PM EDT

    Why don't you sew the binding to the top as you quilt it on the longarm? That's how I always do it because a huge quilt is too bulky for me to use on my regular sewing machine.
    Betty

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  37. Anonymous9:27 PM EDT

    From Di in TN: Noooo! I want that Brother! It needs to join my herd of Brother sewing machines - I have at least six! :)

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  38. Finally able to watch you live. In MD visiting. Time difference too much to catch you on west coast. Hi Sandi

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  39. Headed from TX to Indiana for quilt camp. I will be making your story time stars in a Halloween theme. There will be 52 of us having a great time for 3 1/2 days. No phone, no family interruptions, and all meals prepared for us. HEAVEN!

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  40. You are coming in loud and clear in Australia.
    Really enjoying sewing with you

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  41. And how are you managing all that binding? Wound on a spool, accordion-folded, or some other method?

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  42. Anonymous9:30 PM EDT

    What is the patternname of the quilt over your long arm, behind you, It is so pretty!!

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  43. I feel like I am standing your your studio watching, very cool! Liking your music too. I have my ipod playing away on shuffle when I'm quilting. Hi from Leeanne in New Zealand!

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  44. My first chance to see you live, woot!!!

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  45. Anonymous9:37 PM EDT

    From Di in TN: Yes, it was a Brother - my yellow Tweety. Decorated it with Tweety stickers. LOL I'll have to look and see the various colors I have. I even made a Tweety pin cushion.

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  46. I am watchig and pulling fabric fo Saturday's workshop in Aiken!

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  47. Anonymous9:38 PM EDT

    WOW,,that machine can fly...you do your binding just like me...

    Latrelle in Ga.

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  48. Welcome back from Bali Bonnie! I am mentally preparing myself to start my own Nearly Insane quilt. Did you paper piece yours and if you did how in the world did you figure what number when where? Thanks Crystal

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  49. Anonymous9:40 PM EDT

    Bonnie, I love your work. Do you take lots of vitamins? Your energy level is amazing.
    Regina

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  50. Anonymous9:42 PM EDT

    I love all the colors of the quilt, it's beautiful, and I agree about the blue binding. Awesome. When you mentioned blue on your blog, I figured it would be the best. Wish I had the patience to start a quilt like this one, love it. Kathy

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  51. Someone at a quilt store told me to use the detergents (I think it might be from Bounce)that absorb color when washing batiks. The ones that advertize you can wash reds and whites together.

    Ann Mary

    preludetoaseam@gmail.com

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  52. With my Nearly Insane attempt....I got about as far as making the book into a spiral version! LOL!!

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  53. Anonymous9:56 PM EDT

    Up in northern Wisconsin, enjoying your live stream. How often will you be doing this?

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  54. Bonnie, I bought the Singer 15-91 in the wonderful cabinet at the Verona Antq. Mall yesterday. I was surprised it was still there. It sews a nice stitch and I can't wait to make something with it. Thanks for posting about it and it you want to visit it, just let me know ;-> Spent today cleaning and polishing it, like a new penny.
    Gail in Verona, VA

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  55. Hey Bonnie , I didn't join in on doing the 3 1/2 bow ties as leaders/enders but I've started the spools .Just couldn't resist ! How long did you do the bow ties as a leader/ender & how long will we be playing with these cuties ?

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  56. When your thread breaks or you come to the corner do you backstitch to secure the end of your line of stitches?

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  57. Did ya forget your sleeve?

    Kim:0)

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  58. Hi from California, where I am busy quilting my RRCB on my DSM. Who needs a gym membership when you have a giant quilt to shove through the machine! LOL, love it. Kate

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  59. Anonymous10:14 PM EDT

    At an estate sale bid on a Featherweight 221, missed it but got a Singer 99 instead. At the Singer Dr right now for its check up

    Chris in Tacoma

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  60. Missed you tonight...getting ready for school in the morning...kids arrive.

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  61. I went outside briefly to look at something and came back in just in time to hear you read my comment. Great seeing you, Bonnie! I also heard you say something about a 403 earlier but didn't quite catch it...I own one that my Mum passed down to me. It was a wedding present from my dad's folks to her!

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  62. Glad you are back. I was able to crochet a small item that I will use for Christmas gift. I need a bunch more so I am doing them in my hour a day.
    Really need to get these done.
    Dorothy

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  63. I caught it. Took me a minute to realize wit the kindle fire that I had to upload upstream. It worked perfectly. Thanks so much for the cut off the tip of triangle (top., batting and backing) . I cant for my next binding.

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  64. Also, I had to look up that pantograph you used...I don't have a long arm but it's still fun to look at them and try to figure out how to use some of the curves/turns for FMQ!

    http://www.urbanelementz.com/shop/product/je-t-aime/

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  65. Thank you, Bonnie! I enjoyed your live stream.

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  66. Hi Bonnie, I found your live cam always off-line. What a pity! You last broadcast was very late in night - or early morning - we had 4 a.m. Could you be on-line in different time, please? I would love to see you and hear you alive.

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  67. Wish I could watch you on quilt cam, but with our "rotten" dial-up internet I watch videos at a halting one-word-at-a-time rate. It is more freeze frame with open mouths than talk and motion. I see from other comments that you cut the corners also. I have found that makes a neater corner. I am doing many, many corners because I am in the process of doing 30 to 40 wheelchair quilts for our nursing home, so am getting much better at binding. I like your 3/8" border - I just gauge 1/4" with my walking foot and have a wider border on the back. An even 3/8 would be much better. Now I have 1/4" and about 5/8" on the back.

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